CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 2001 |
Investigators are looking into whether weight was a factor in the death of a woman who fell from a steep water ride Friday at Knott's Berry Farm. Lori Mason-Larez, 40, of Duarte fell from the Perilous Plunge ride as it dropped 115 feet at up to 50 mph. The mother of five slipped from both a seat belt and lap bar and fell to the water below.
June 23, 2007 |
Six Flags Inc., the second-biggest U.S. theme-park operator, closed a free-fall ride at four of its parks after a cable snapped on the attraction at its Louisville, Ky., park and severed the feet of a 13-year-old girl. Cedar Fair, operator of amusement parks including Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, said it temporarily shut down five similar rides at its locations. Rides at Knott's Berry Farm and Six Flags' Magic Mountain in Valencia were not affected.
July 15, 2011 |
Known as "America's Roller Coast," Cedar Point has been home to many record-breaking rides over the years and boasts a towering skyline of steel unmatched by any other amusement park. Photos : View the Top 10 Cedar Point roller coasters With 17 coasters, Cedar Point remains just behind Six Flags Magic Mountain's 18 coasters in a fierce back-and-forth battle for the coveted title of "Roller Coaster Capital of the World. " The Sandusky, Ohio, amusement park is about mind-blending speeds, gut-wrenching drops and scream-inducing thrills of the wooden- and steel-coaster kind.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 2001 |
The family of a woman who died after falling from a flume ride filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Tuesday against Knott's Berry Farm and the maker of the Perilous Plunge. Lori Mason Larez, 40, of Duarte died Sept. 21 after slipping from the ride's seat belt and lap bar as her "boat" made its steepest decline, dropping 115 feet at up to 50 mph. The suit accuses the park and the Perilous Plunge maker, Intamin Co., of wrongful death and negligent design and operation of the ride.
December 17, 1991
Six Flags Magic Mountain says it plans to open another roller coaster, a $4-million ride called Flashback, next spring. It would become the eighth coaster at the Valencia theme park. The Flashback, a steel coaster with six 180-degree swooping vertical dives, would provide a 1 1/2-minute ride and accommodate up to 1,100 riders per hour. The coaster is being built by Intamin AG of Switzerland.
July 24, 2011 |
Reporting from Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey-- Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, N.J., has a long and winding roller coaster history that's filled with as many twists and turns as the amusement park's many record-breaking rides. Photos : Top 10 Six Flags Great Adventure roller coasters Great Adventure was a must-see on my road trip across America's coaster belt, in large part because of the park's three world-class rides: El Toro, Kingda Ka and Nitro.